Affordable housing wait lists still climbing in Ontario

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By Laurie Monsebraaten

Waiting lists for affordable housing in Ontario continued their “slow and steady climb” in 2012 despite the province’s modest economic gains, says a new report being released Tuesday.

Almost 158,500 households, including about 4,700 households in Hamilton, were waiting for affordable homes as of December last year, according to the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s annual waiting list survey.

The number represents more than 3 per cent of Ontario households, the highest rate since the association began collecting statistics in 2003, the report notes.

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Article and image source: The Hamilton Spectator

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